Daddy Long Legs, a World-Premiere Musical at Laguna Playhouse
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Music & Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book by John Caird
Based on the Novel by Jean Webster
Directed by John Caird
Scenery and Costume Design by David Farley
Lighting Design by Paul Toben
A musical by Tony and Olivier Award-winner John Caird (Nicholas Nickleby, Les Miserables_) and Tony nominee Paul Gordon (_Jane Eyre)
Presented in association with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Rubicon Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, David Elzer and Michael Jackowitz
Set in the early 1900s, this exquisitely moving story is the vivid account of a young orphan girl as she blossoms into a beautiful, intelligent and vivacious woman. A trustee of the John Grier Orphanage offers a proper education to the 18-year-old Jerusha. The benefactor’s only requirements are that Jerusha never know his identity, and that she write him monthly (though he will not respond). She sees him once in the shadows and invents a nickname for her mysterious patron – Daddy Long Legs. Her letters to him paint a moving portrait of her lonely life in the orphanage, and the blossoming of her mind and spirit as a college student.